the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Best of CafeLit 2012

on June 25, 2013

Product DetailsWhen I received an email on New Year’s Day from Debz Hobbs-Wyatt saying that my story The Shallows had been included in The Best of CafeLit 2012, I was delighted. Now I’m looking forward to receiving my copy of the anthology which is available through Amazon. The ezine CafeLit is a fantastic place to submit stories up to 3,000 words. Each year Debz selects 15 of the stories she’s most enjoyed for inclusion in a trade book and contributors receive a share of the profits.

I’m really pleased to see my work appear alongside that of Patsy Collins. Patsy has had considerable success in having her stories published in women’s magazines and now has a number of print and ebooks available. She writes regular blog posts which are well worth reading and you can find the link to her blog here.

Interestingly, Patsy was made redundant earlier in the year and I’m taking inspiration from the writing she’s undertaken since she’s been liberated from paid employment. In the meantime, the date of my dismissal through redundancy approaches and I’m making plans for a refocused future. When everything is confirmed, I’ll let you know more.


9 responses to “Best of CafeLit 2012

  1. Patsy says:

    Thanks for the mention, Gail.

    Best of luck for life after redundancy. I’m enjoying the freedom of not having a day job – a bit too much at times as I’ve been spending more time gardening than writing! I’ll come back for tips on staying focussed once you’ve worked out how to do that!

  2. pawsdebz says:

    Thanks for this Gail. I blogged about the book today as well and will now start shouting about it! Well done to you and Patsy — it’s a lovely summer book!!! Debz 🙂

  3. pawsdebz says:

    Reblogged this on WordzNerd Debz and commented:
    Another talented writer has been blogging about The Best of CafeLit!

  4. Kathy MacLean says:

    Congratulations Gail!

  5. Julie Musk says:

    ‘Liberated from paid employment’ – that’s the way to view it. Such life-changes hopefully mean other doors open and you can try alternative, positive things. I’ve been lucky enough to work freelance for years in publishing and have loved being self-employed. It still feels that way now that I’m also running our own company (Roving Press). There’s that great flexibility to work around family life, in a creative industry. The only difficulty is when your enthusiasm runs away and knowing when to say no to more work! Anyway, good luck, Gail.

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